United Nations warns of Yemen’s collapse

Issue 987 - 19 Feb 2015
On 15 February, a picture was circulated of Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee set up less than a week before as Houthi rebels swept aside Yemen’s established organs of power. The photograph showed him presiding over a meeting inside the presidential palace in Sanaa, and its symbolism was clear: with Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who resigned as president of Yemen on 22 January (GSN 986/11), under house arrest, Al-Houthi was effectively being anointed head of state, even as the state he was intended to govern was disintegrating around him.

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